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    Question Which Oil for the 3.2V6 petrol?

    I noticed that at the last service, Vauxhall used 5w30 grade oil in my 3.2 Gsi. Looking in the manual, it seems to say that 10w30 or 10w40 should be used in the 3.2 engine. It mentions the use of 5w30 only on some of the smaller petrol engines. I'm a bit worried now, will my engine be ok using 5w30 or should I get it changed?

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    The 5w30 is the premium long life oil..and EXACTLY what the V6 should be filled with to give maximum protection to your engine and the extended drain intervals..i ignore the intervals, but still use that oil as it's the best one in VX's current range..

    if it was my car, i'd be glad they didn't cut corners like usual and fill it with 10W40 but not tell you you didn't have the indicated service interval

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    OK, cheers Mark. Strange that the manual doesn't mention 5w30 though.

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    dont worry about it.5w30 is best for that engine. as from 2006 Model Year 5w30 is recomended for all vaux engines!!

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